Concussion Awareness and the Risk of Second Impact Syndrome

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries usually caused by a blow to the head. Concussions alter the way the brain functions. Because not all concussions result in a loss of consciousness, some people may not realize they are concussed. Every year, an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur, and an average of 5 to 10% of all athletes will experience … Read More

ACL Injuries in Football Players

There is an average of 250,000 ACL tears each year in the U.S. and football players contribute greatly to that statistic. Football is one of the most well known sports for having a high risk of ACL injuries, due both to strenuous impact over time and to the frequency of jumping, pivoting, and rapid change of direction. The anterior cruciate … Read More